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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
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A Book I can Highly Recommend

Is it a Lost Cause?

by Marva J. Dawn
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in 1997
ISBN: 0802843735    ISBN-13: 9780802843739

2843735: Is It a Lost Cause? Having the Heart of God for the Church's Children Is It a Lost Cause? Having the Heart of God for the Church's Children

"Is it a Lost Cause?" asks Dawn, about raising genuinely Christians children in our culture, an individualistic, narcissistic culture that chooses many idolatries to assuage or repress that deep "sehnsucht" (inner yearning).

With thorough research, penetrating insight, and a deeply burdened heart for the children and youth, especially of our churches, she lays out the dangers and distractions facing them, and how the church and parents can counter-act. Quite intentionally the church must stand as an alternative community formed by God's Word, genuinely demonstrating His love, and seek to inform each other in the character of Christ. All the church, leaders, parents, other members alike, must learn to worship God in truth and support one another in raising godly children by the power of the Spirit to Jesus' model.

The questions at the end of each chapter will stimulate much thought and debate in a discussion group.

At the beginning I wondered if this were directed mostly at youth pastors, then saw that the author was laying a strong Biblical groundwork for her thesis that the Christian community must work together to train and save the next generation. Dawn articulates exactly how I've been feeling for years as a result of my ministry to church children. I want to study and mark up this book again so I can make the points my own agenda in my new role as Sunday School Superintendent.

At a recent committee meeting, I needed those dangers of media consumption on the tip of my tongue to refuse the idea of showing videos to our classes so our teachers can go to the lake in the summer months.

The chapters on worship, consumerism, violence, and nurturing children for sexuality character are each excellent, and together make this a worthy resource that ought to be in every church library.

(In fact, I'm ready to go look for her other books, and those she quotes and recommends as well).

(Reprinted with Permission from Provident Bookfinder)

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